External Funding Opportunities


Academic FieldProgramSponsorDescriptionEligibility/ RequirementsDeadline
TransportationDwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP)Department of TransportationThe Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP) awards fellowships to students pursuing degrees in transportation-related disciplines.Bachelor's degree from US accredited institution9/14/2020
High Energy Density Physics, Nuclear Science, and MaterialsStewardship Science Graduate FellowshipDepartment of Energy DOE NNSA SSGF provides excellent financial benefits and professional development opportunities to students pursuing a Ph.D. in fields of study that solve complex science and engineering problems critical to stewardship science.
U.S. Citizens; Full-time doctoral students at an accredited U.S. university; Students may apply as senior undergraduate students or as a 1st or 2nd year graduate student. 
1/6/2021
Any STEM FieldNSF Graduate Research FellowshipNational Science Foundatio The GRFP provides up to three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research. The GRFP provides up to three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research.10/20/2020
Any area with research that helps use emerging high performance systems more effectivelyComputational Science Graduate FellowshipDepartment of Energy DOE CSGF provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields that use high-performance computing to solve complex science and engineering problems.U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. May apply as an undergraduate senior, M.S. student, or 1st year doctoral student. 1/15/2020
All Engineering and Computer ScienceNational Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship ProgramDepartment of DefenseThe DoD promotes education in science and engineering disciplines relevant to the Defense mission by awarding fellowships to encourage promising U.S. scientists to pursue doctoral degrees in designated research disciplines.U.S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals, or U.S. Dual Citizens; Doctoral students11/2/2020
Any STEM FieldFord Foundation Predoctoral FellowshipNational AcademiciesAwards will be made to individuals who have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level in the U.S., show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, U.S. permanent residents, individuals with DACA and temporary protected status, and Indigenous individuals. Applicants must have a minimum of 3 years of study left to complete their degree. 12/17/2020
Any STEM FieldGraduate Fellowships for STEM DiversityGraduate Fellowships for STEM DiversityGFSD's goal is to increase the number of American citizens with graduate degrees in the physical sciences and related engineering fields, emphasizing recruitment of a diverse applicant pool.U.S. Citizen12/15/2020
Any STEM FieldFord Foundation Dissertation FellowshipNational AcademiciesThe dissertation fellowships provide one year of support for individuals working to complete a dissertation leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree. The Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship is intended to support the final year of writing and defense of the dissertation.U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, U.S. permanent residents, individuals with DACA and temporary protected status, and Indigenous individuals. Applicants must have completed all degree requirements except for writing and defense of the dissertation.12/10/2020
Earth Sciences and EngineeringNRC Research Associate Programs (RAP)National Academies and National Research Council (NRC)The NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP) promote excellence in scientific and technological research conducted by the U.S. government through the administration of programs offering graduate, postdoctoral, and senior level research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions.Applicants should hold, or anticipate receiving, an earned doctorate in science or engineering. Many awards are open to foreign nationals as well as to U.S. citizens.Reviews are conducted four times each year
BioengineeringPredoctoral Fellowship in Drug Delivery PhRMA Foundation The PhRMA Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship in Drug Delivery provides support for students in advanced stages of training and thesis research in drug delivery research, including basic pharmaceutics, biopharmaceutics, pharmaceutical technology, pharmaceutical biotechnology or biomedical engineering.Eligible candidates will have completed most of their pre-thesis requirements (at least two years of coursework) and be engaged in thesis research as PhD candidates by the time the award is activated5/15/2020
Biomedical, behavioral, or clinical sciencesRuth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellowships to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Parent F31 - Diversity)National Institute for Health (NIH)The overall goal of the NRSA program is to help ensure that a diverse pool of highly trained scientists is available in appropriate scientific disciplines to address the Nation's biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs. US Citizen, National or Permanent residentApril 8, August 8, and December 8
Engineering, Computer Science, and Environmental ScienceOffice of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program Department of Energy (DOE) Office of ScienceProvides supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to pursue part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory/facility in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist within a defined award period in areas that address scientific challenges.U.S. citizen or permanent resident; Graduate students currently pursuing Ph.D. degree5/6/2020
Any STEM FieldFaculty for the FutureSchlumberger FoundationThe Faculty for the Future program awards fellowships to women from developing and emerging economies to pursue PhD or Post-doctoral research in STEM at leading universities worldwide. Faculty for the Future Fellows are expected to return to their home countries after completion of their studies to contribute to economic, social and technological advancement by strengthening the STEM teaching and research faculties of their home institutions. 
Applicants must be a female and a citizen of a developing country or emerging economy where women are underrepresented in STEM disciplines; are preparing for a PhD degree or post-doctoral research in a STEM discipline
11/9/2020
BioengineeringGilliam Fellowships for Advanced StudyHoward Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)The goals of the Gilliam program are to ensure that populations historically excluded from and underrepresented in science are prepared to assume leadership roles, including as college and university faculty, and to foster the development of a healthier, more inclusive academic scientific ecosystem. The program provides awards to pairs of dissertation advisers and their graduate students. Application for the Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study is by invitation only. 9/14/2020
Computer ScienceFacebook Fellowship ProgramFacebookThe Facebook Fellowship is a global program designed to encourage and support promising doctoral students who are engaged in innovative and relevant research in areas related to computer science and engineering at an accredited university. Full-time PhD students10/2/2020
Any STEM FieldAmerican Fellowships Dissertation FellowshipAmerican Association of University Women (AAUW)The program provides fellowships for women pursuing full-time study to complete dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research full time, or preparing research for publication for eight consecutive weeks. U.S. Citizens or permanent residents; Must be used for the final year of writing the dissertation11/1/2020
Any STEM FieldInternational FellowshipAmerican Association of University Women (AAUW)The program provides support for women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the U.S. who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Preference is given to women who show prior commitment to the advancement of women and girls through civic, community, or professional work.Applicant is NOT a US citizen or permanent resident. Applicants must be conducting a full year of study or research.11/15/2020
EnergyEnergy Fellowship ProgramLink FoundationThe Link Foundation supports programs to foster the theoretical basis, practical knowledge, and application of energy, simulation, and ocean engineering and instrumentation research, and to disseminate the results of that research through lectures, seminars and publications.The applicant must be working toward a Ph.D. in an academic institution. 12/1/2020
Any STEM FieldNational Fellowship ProgramGraduate Women in Science (GWIS)

The Graduate Women In Science (GWIS) National Fellowship Program promotes knowledge in the natural and social sciences and encourages women’s academic and professional careers in the sciences. 

Awards will be made to women who demonstrate outstanding ability and promise in research, and who are performing hypothesis-driven research at any institution in the U.S. or abroad. 1/11/2021
Artificial Intelligence and Machine LearningThe Open Phil Al FellowshipOpen Philanthropy ProjectThe Open Phil AI Fellowship seeks to fully support a small group of the most promising PhD students in AI and ML who are interested in making the long-term, large-scale impacts of AI a central focus of their research. Full-time AI and machine learning students in any year of their PhD10/22/2020
EngineeringGraduate Fellowship AwardHertz FoundationThe Hertz Foundation awards fellowships to graduate students pursuing a PhD with research focusing on understanding and solving major, near-term problems facing society. For each applicant, that could mean something different—inventing a new technology, developing a business, or applying their interests in innovative ways.U.S. Citizens and permanent residents; pursue a PhD in the applied physical and biological sciences, mathematics, or engineering; students may apply as college seniors or first-year graduate students. 10/23/2020
EngineeringMatthew Isakowitz Fellowship ProgramCommercial Spaceflight FederationThe Matthew Isakowitz Fellowship Program is a highly selective internship and mentorship program that provides extraordinary summer opportunities to current college juniors, seniors, and graduate students passionate about commercial spaceflight. U.S. Citizen or permanent resident; Applicant is a college junior, college senior, or graduate student who intends to pursue a full-time career in the commercial spaceflight industry.11/13/2020
Aerospace EngineeringAmelia Earhart FellowshipZonta Club of AnchorageThe Amelia Earhart Fellowship program helps talented women, pursuing advanced studies in the typically male-dominated fields of aerospace-related sciences and engineering, achieve their educational goals. Women of any nationality pursuing a Ph.D./doctoral degree who demonstrate a superior academic record in the field of aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering are eligible. Applicants must be registered in a full-time Ph.D./doctoral program when funds are received in September and will not graduate before April.11/15/2020
Any STEM FieldGEM FellowshipThe National GEM ConsortiumThe GEM Fellowship is designed to focus on promoting opportunities for individuals to enter industry at the graduate level in areas such as research and development, product development, and other high-level technical careers. GEM also offers exposure opportunities to a number of opportunities in academe.U.S. Citizen or permanent resident; member of an underrepresented group in science and engineering11/13/2020
Multiple research areas inlcuding: Intelligence, Systems, Theory, Ecology & Environment, Medical, Health, & GenomicsMicrosoft PhD FellowshipsMicrosoftA two-year fellowship for PhD students at North American universities pursuing research aligned to the research areas carried out by Microsoft Research.Doctoral students must be in their third year of PhD studies and nominated by the department chair’s office in their field of study.8/14/2020
Engineering, Computer Science, and Environmental ScienceSMART ScholarshipDepartment of DefenseThe SMART Program provides STEM students with the tools needed to pursue higher education and begin a career with the DoD. SMART is a one-for-one commitment; for every year of degree funding, the scholar commits to working for a year with the DoD as a civilian employee.  Summer internships prepare scholars for full-time employment and get them accustomed to working with the DoD.Citizen of the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or United Kingdom at time of application; able to complete at least one summer internships at a DoD facility; requesting at least 1.5 years of degree funding prior to graduation; willing to accept post-graduation employment with the DoD; 12/1/2020
Any STEM FieldHSF ScholarshipHispanic Scholarship Fund The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a university degree. Awards are based on merit; amounts range from $500 to $5,000, based on relative need, among the Scholars selected. All majors and graduate fields accepted-Emphasis on STEM majors. Must be of Hispanic heritage; US Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA); 2/15/2020